The concept of jumping for joy is not something that most of us take literally. In most instances, this phrase is not used in a literal sense and is more of an exaggeration. However, there are moments that will cause some of us to actually leap for joy during the course of our lives and while these events are often few and far between, this fisherman got to experience one of the most touching reunions that we have ever seen.
If you have never had the chance to see a grown man leaping for joy, then this is the perfect clip for you. This story took place off the Australian coast and this man went through the type of emotional roller coaster that would take years off the lives of many readers. We cannot say that we envy the experience on the whole, but the end result is pretty awesome.
The fisherman was out on a usual trip like any other and while he is certainly experienced in matters such as these, there was nothing that he could have done to prevent his boat from capsizing on this fateful day. While this would already be a scary enough experience without anyone else on board, his dog Jack was sent overboard.
At this time, the fisherman believed that his beloved dog was gone forever and the prospect of losing his pet to the sea was a tough one to swallow. When the water police towed the boat back to the shore, the fisherman was ready to give up on finding his dog and had essentially resigned himself to this fate. That is when the most amazing thing happened.
Jack hadn’t been sent overboard after all! Not only was he still on the boat, but he was also very much alive and well. As you might have guessed, this was a story that news crews were excited to cover and they arrived on the scene not long after Jack was discovered. The incredible display of emotion that took place when the two pals were reunited may cause some readers to get choked up….so fair warning.
Please take a closer look at this touching video and don’t forget to share it with the people that you care about most. This fisherman clearly loves his dog to pieces and for those of us who have dogs of our own at home, this is definitely a moment that we can all treasure.
MAN'S BEST FRIENDTwo best mates have been reunited after their boat capsized off Victoria. The fisherman thought he'd lost his dog Jack, but when water police towed the boat back to shore; the dog was found alive and well on the stricken vessel. #9News
Posted by 9 News Perth on Tuesday, January 5, 2016